Gas chromatographic-mass spectrometric analysis of essential oils from Pimpinella species gathered from Central and Northern Turkey

Tabanca N., DEMİRCİ B., ÖZEK T., KIRIMER N., Baser K. H. C., Bedir E., ...More

Journal of Chromatography A, vol.1117, no.2, pp.194-205, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1117 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.chroma.2006.03.075
  • Journal Name: Journal of Chromatography A
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.194-205
  • Keywords: Pimpinella anisetum, Pimpinella anisum, Pimpinella affinis, Pimpinella cappadocica var. cappodocica, Pimpinella flabellifolia, Pimpinella isaurica, Pimpinella kotschyana, Pimpinella nudicaulis, Pimpinella olivieroides, Pimpinella peucedanifolia, Pimpinella rhodantha, Pimpinella saxifraga, Pimpinella tragium ssp lithophila, Pimpinella tragium ssp polyclada, Pimpinella tragium ssp pseudotragium, monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, trinorsesquiterpens, phenylpropanoids, CANARY-ISLANDS, AERIAL PARTS, SPAIN
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Essential oils from 15 Pimpinella species were analyzed by gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) techniques. One species, Pimpinella anisum, in which only fruits were evaluated, was also included in the study. A total of 140 different compounds were identified and significant qualitative and quantitative differences were observed among the samples. Pimpinella essential oils were characterized as having mono-, sesqui- and trinorsesquiterpenoids, propenylphenols, and pseudoisoeugenols. Trinorsesquiterpenoids and phenylpropanoids appear to be chemical markers of Pimpinella species analyzed thus far. Essential oils obtained from Pimpinella roots share the same principal compound, epoxypseudoisoeugenyl-2-methylbutyrate at concentrations from 20 to 82.6%. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.